Film
Outdoor

Blue Velvet

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Thu 16 Aug 2018
Doors 18.30
£19.75 (includes £2.75 booking fee)

DJ from 18.45 Film starts approximately 21.00.

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Step into the dream world of David Lynch if you dare. Blue Velvet is the film with which he made his name, winning him an Oscar nomination and establishing him as an artist with a unique voice and sensibility.

Certificate 18
Duration 120 mins
Film starts approximately 21.00

Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan plays Jeffrey, a young man who returns to his hometown when his father suffers a stroke. He’s quickly drawn into a suburban mystery when he discovers a severed ear in a local field, hooking up with detective’s daughter Sandy (Laura Dern) to investigate further. What they discover puts both their innocence and lives at risk, stumbling into a shadow world hidden behind the bright and optimistic one that they know.

Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper provide intense and disturbing performances as the film turns into a terrifying cross between film noir and horror, with Lynch creating a film that seems to exist entirely inside a dream. Throughout it all floats the sweet, strange beauty of Angelo Badalamenti’s soundtrack, complemented by Roy Orbison and Bobby Vinton classics, which adds to the eerie atmosphere and will no doubt haunt you for days to come. This is a film that will make you look at the world around you in a different way, starting the moment you step into the Somerset House courtyard and into David Lynch’s world.    

Every viewing yields new insights. A berserko modern classic.

David Jenkins, Little White Lies
Blue Velvet, Official Trailer
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